Johnson Testifies On Hospital Pay Cap, Certificate Of Need

March 2, 2016

In strong support of House Bill 5211, An Act Concerning Certificates of Need, and HB 5174, An Act Concerning Salaries for Nonprofit Hospital Administrators, state Rep. Susan Johnson has testified before the legislature’s Public Health Committee.

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Scanlon Hails Committee OK Of Opioid Bill

February 24, 2016

Representative Sean Scanlon applauds the unanimous 22-0 vote that was taken in the Public Health Committee today to approve legislation that expands on the state’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.

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Scanlon Leads Forum On Opioid Epidemic

February 23, 2016

Representative Sean Scanlon brings together experts, local first responders and parents he has worked with to discuss the opioid epidemic at a forum in Guilford. According to statistics released recently, 720 Connecticut citizens died of an overdose in 2015. In 2014 that number was 327; in 2012, it was 86.

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Looking at Health Care From All Sides

February 10, 2016

Rep. Emmett D. Riley, who has gotten a close-up view of the health-care industry from literally inside and out, writes in an op-ed in the Norwich Bulletin about his hope that all parties in the health-care budget process adopt a patient-focused perspective.

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